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FLOOD ZONES – Research, done by scientists at the University of Bristol in the U.K., The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — also looked at projected population and housing trends in the U.S. to map future flood risk. More than 13 percent of the U.S. population currently resides in the 100-year flood plain, but that number could rise to 15.8 percent by 2050 and 16.8 percent by 2100, the study found. Communities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico could see a five-fold increase in flood exposure by 2100. Florida and Texas’s flood risk could triple or quadruple. Scientists warn, however, that these projections do not take into account climate change and its impacts, such as sea level rise and heavier precipitation events, which they said could put even more Americans at risk of flooding. Residents are under-insured even for the FEMA estimate of risk.  And while the NFIP is a national program, 58% of the policies are in just three states. Of the 5 million National Flood Insurance Policies in force in the United State (as of Dec 31, 2017). Data are presented by state and by county, and include residential and non-residential policies: 1.8 million are in Florida, 664 K in Texas, 498 K in Louisiana, NJ, CA and SC are in the 200’s

Click here to see how many YOUR state has, premium paid, and the value of the coverage.

NEW 3/27/18  NIFA is soliciting applications for RHSE in the area of individual and family health education. Proposals that focus on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse will be accepted.  Approximate funding per the estimated 8-10 awards is $250,000 – $350,000. The application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, May 24, 2018.  For more information, see the RHSE program funding opportunity web page.

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NFG 4/9/2018